What is court?

  • (noun): A room in which a law court sits.
    Synonyms: courtroom
    See also — Additional definitions below

Court

A court is a tribunal, often a governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have an ability to bring their claims before a court. Similarly, the rights of those accused of a crime include the right to present a defense before a court.

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Dunstan - Early Life (909–43) - School To The King's Court
... He was later appointed to the court of King Athelstan ... became a favourite of the king and was the envy of other members of the court ... The king ordered him to leave the court and as Dunstan was leaving the palace his enemies physically attacked him, beat him severely, bound him, and threw him into a cesspool ...
Daniel Webster - Constitutional Lawyer
... of his generation and probably had more influence on the powerful Marshall Court than any other advocate had ... Of the 223 cases he argued before the Supreme Court, he won about half of them ... role in eight of the most celebrated constitutional cases decided by the Court between 1801 and 1824 ...
Wyoming - State Law and Government - Judicial System
... Wyoming's highest court is the Supreme Court of Wyoming, with five justices presiding over appeals from the state's lower courts ... in that it does not have an intermediate appellate court, like most states ... Appeals from the state district courts go directly to the Wyoming Supreme Court ...
Iona Nikitchenko
... – April 22, 1967, Moscow, Russian SFSR) was a judge of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union ... His court experience started in May 1920 when he was appointed as the chairman-deputy of the Military Court of Semirechye Army Group during the Civil War ... In 1924 was appointed as the member of the Military Court Collegiate of the Moscow Military District ...
Emperor Go-Kameyama - Eras of Go-Kameyama's Reign
... Nanboku-chō southern court Eras as reckoned by legitimate Court (as determined by Meiji rescript) Kōwa (1381–1384) Genchū (1384–1393) Nanboku-chō northern court Eras as reckoned by ...

More definitions of "court":

  • (noun): The family and retinue of a sovereign or prince.
    Synonyms: royal court
  • (noun): A yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings.
    Example: "The house was built around an inner court"
    Synonyms: courtyard
  • (verb): Seek someone's favor.
    Synonyms: woo
  • (noun): The residence of a sovereign or nobleman.
    Example: "The king will visit the duke's court"
  • (noun): Respectful deference.
    Example: "Pay court to the emperor"
    Synonyms: homage
  • (noun): The sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state.
    Synonyms: royal court
  • (noun): An assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business.
    Synonyms: tribunal, judicature
  • (verb): Engage in social activities leading to marriage.
    Example: "We were courting for over ten years"
  • (noun): Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947).
    Synonyms: Margaret Court
  • (noun): A specially marked area within which a game is played.
    Example: "Players had to reserve a court in advance"

Famous quotes containing the word court:

    To rear a tiger is to court calamity.
    Chinese proverb.

    Fortunately for those who pay their court through such foibles, a fond mother, though, in pursuit of praise for her children, the most rapacious of human beings, is likewise the most credulous; her demands are exorbitant; but she will swallow any thing.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    We went on, feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the soldier, binding up his wounds, harboring the stranger, visiting the sick, ministering to the prisoner, and burying the dead, until that blessed day at Appomattox Court House relieved the strain.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)